Frank Gehry*, who was born in Toronto, Canada in 1929, created a number of architectures with wavy and somewhat distorted features. The color of his architecrures are mostly silver which evoke science fiction. Faced with his architecture, one would feel as if he or she time-travels from present-day to the future. Its distortion induces an illusion of the architecture’s fluidity and movement.
Such works include Walt Disney Concert Hall in California, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain etc… and all of his masterpieces are gigantic and energetic.
Neuer Zollhof is located by the side of Rhine River in Dusseldorf, Germany. It consists of three types of buildings with a difference in the material of each type of façade. The rusty reddish group of buildings is made bricks; the silver one, metal plates; and, the white group, of plasters.
Which do you like?
Personally, my favorite is the metal one. It transports me to the future.
*This prolific architect won a number of prizes in the past and is a renowned architect in the world. He is also known as the design of the cardboard furniture, Easy Edges.